What are Some of the Factors that Have Contributed to Rising-Health Costs in the United States?

Health care is something that is important in today’s society especially in the United States. Unfortunately in the United States health costs have been rising pretty dramatically, from a number of factors. What are some of the factors that have contributed to rising-health costs in the United States?

During World War II in the United States, wages were frozen, meaning they could not be raised or lowered, which made it more difficult for employers to draw in new employees. With some thinking some of these employers began providing health care benefits which meant that they would pay for the majority of the employees health bills; this worked to attract employees pretty successfully. This overtime became the norm in American society for employers to provide health care benefits. 

Because now employers pay for the majority of these health costs for their employees, these employees now do not really have to think about the costs of their health bills, unlike people who have to pay for it out of their pocket. The first decent sized problem arises when medical professionals notice this fact that people are not exactly thinking about the cost of their health bills, which gives them an incentive to rack up the prices. This is one of the main reasons why health costs in the United States are very costly, and rising.

In short, these are some of the factors that have contributed to rising-health costs in the United States. 

8 Comments

  1. Gunfighter18 says:

    Hi, I been meaning to ask you, how are you doing? How is Nancy (that is her name right?) is she graduated or what, and what have you been up to?

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    1. Hey! I’m pretty good busy with school, work, friends, and life in general. Nancy is doing well, she is getting close to starting highschool now(she’s a few years younger than me), which is kinda crazy to me lol. Thanks for asking by the way. Also how are you doing? 🙂

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      1. Gunfighter18 says:

        Oh she’s younger lol I always thought she was older. I’m good, just getting ready to get my drivers license.

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      2. Haha, actually most people do think she’s older. Nice, good luck! I still need to get my Learners(the Canadain equvilent of a Permit), which I have been putting off.

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  2. I would just like to mention that I have free health care… hehehe

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    1. Haha! Canadian things, so do I.

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  3. Annette says:

    Health care costs are expensive. My next-door neighbor has advanced cancer. She has a government type insurance, but her deductible is $8000. She depends on the financial support of a Go-Fund me because she can no longer work.
    The more advanced medical science has gotten the more expensive the procedures are as well as the staff who can do these things.
    It’s rough.

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    1. So true!! I’m sorry to hear about your neighbour I can only image how high the costs are. It seems to get more and more costly.

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